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Diane Stewart

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Diane Stewart, Senior Director, joined PBGH in January 2001. Ms. Stewart directs PBGH’s health care improvement initiative - California Quality Collaborative - a statewide collaborative program to re-engineer care in the outpatient setting in partnership with health plans, medical groups and employers. As part of her responsibilities, she developed the California Improvement Network, a program funded by the California HealthCare Foundation to foster practice improvement across all public and private delivery systems in California. Previously, she led the technical development team for the Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA) Pay for Performance program which collects and reports measures of clinical performance, patient experience and IT functionality for 215 medical groups caring for 6 million patients.

Prior to joining PBGH, Ms. Stewart was Director of Quality and Planning at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, where she initiated the quality program driving improved outcomes in patient satisfaction, clinical performance, financial performance and staff satisfaction. She has presented at national conferences on pay for performance, fostering regional healthcare improvement, techniques of process improvement and the business case for quality. Ms. Stewart has also held management positions at Harvard Community Health Plan as well as other IPAs and medical groups on the east coast.

Ms. Stewart received a BA in Biology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.


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